Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bad, bad idea...

To the news that internet-famous Canton, OH police officer Daniel Harless might possibly, in the face of all common sense, get his job back:
 The city attorney is probably drinking heavily right now.

That bullet-headed cretin is a seven-figure settlement looking for a place to happen.
Of course, I'm no legal beagle, but this looks like a fork against the city by Harless and his attorney to get his disability retirement pension approved. In the long run, it could be cheaper for the city to deny the medical clearance and pension him off than deal whatever fallout this loose cannon caused next.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

The city's insurance underwriter is probably sitting on the next bar stool.

Gerry

Turk Turon said...

The arbitrator's rationale that the officer should not be severely punished because other officers have managed to avoid punishment in the past is laughable.

That's like going into traffic court and telling the judge that you shouldn't be cited for speeding because everybody else on the road was speeding, too.

I agree though that this is a strategy to get the officer back on the force so that he can quickly retire with a full pension plus a bump for disability.

Kristophr said...

Everyone is missing the obvious and easy solution to this legal conundrum.

Prosecute Daniel Harless to the full extent of the law for his crimes.

He can then try to prove that a felon should be allowed to be a cop.

Old NFO said...

I like Kristopher's idea!

Tam said...

Kristophr,

Oh, you crazy dreamer! :(

KM said...

I like Kristopher's idea!

Me too.
If any of us did what half of what Assharless did, we wouldn't be allowed on the street.

armedlaughing said...

Hey! Let's not be defaming bullets!

gfa

Dave said...

As long as we're dreaming, may as well dream that the townsfolk'll get together and run the officer and the arbitrator out of town on a rail...

Serious question time; if he's not cleared to return, will that also make him a 'prohibited person' who's not allowed guns anymore? Or will the power-tripping loony get a special retired 'only-ones' carry permit anyway?

Tam said...

Dave,

"Serious question time; if he's not cleared to return, will that also make him a 'prohibited person' who's not allowed guns anymore?"

Nope. There's nothing that has happened so far that would cause him to have to answer "No" to questions 11.a-11.l on Form 4473, therefore he is not a prohibited person, and no special "only ones" privilege need apply.

The Freeholder said...

How about getting his BLET cert (or Ohio eq)lifted? At least in NC, no cert = no job.

Anonymous said...

Look a the bright side; if you're friends with someone in the city government, you could work out a deal wherein you split the lawsuit proceeds if they agree to keep this pissant on the payroll for a bit longer. -- Lyle

Ed said...

Where is Professor Van Helsing when you really need him?

plblark said...

wonder if he can collect his disability off them and go on to some other LEO centric job?